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91143

ICON NUMBER : 91143

St Nicholas Portrait, Greek Religious, Old, Antique Icon , 18th century, tempera on wooden board, size 29 x 18 cm, price € 1100,-

St Nicholas is the most widely revered saint in Orthodoxy. The Russians have a saying "If anything happens to God, we have always got St Nicholas". According to the Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (Kazhdan ed., 1991, Vol 2, p. 1469) his cult, which only became popular in the 9th century, gave him a prominence "second only to the Virgin". The supposed historical Nicholas was a bishop in the 4th century. His feast is celebrated on 21st December. His face shows a large portion of spirituality. This kind of Middle Ages portrait were popular in the 16th and 17th Century, especially in the North of Russia. Condition: authentic icon in original condition. Provenance: private collection Germany. Every icon is sold with extensive written expertise.

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